Urban Forestry Commission


Northampton's seven member Urban Forestry Commission, which includes the City's Tree Warden, works to grow and protect the City's public shade tree canopy

Meetings

The Commission meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of every month, 4:30-6:30 pm. Each meeting begins with a public comment period and public input and volunteer support are welcome!

Minutes and Agendas

Members

   
  • Marilyn Castriotta
    Term expires June 2022
  • Robert Dostel
    Term expires June 2021
  • Molly Hale
    Term expires June 2021
  • Susan Lofthouse
    Term expires June 2021
  • David Lukens
    Term expires June 2022
  • Jennifer Werner
    Term expires June 2021
  • Richard Parsiliti, Jr., Tree Warden
    Ex-Officio Chair

Agenda Priorities, 2017-2018

  • Create a plan to guide tree planting for 5-10 years,
  • Draft an ordinance to strengthen protection of public shade trees, and
  • Deepen stakeholder involvement in tree planting and protection efforts

Questions

Please email Sue Lofthouse with any questions.

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Contact Us

  1. Richard C. Parasiliti, Jr.


    Tree Warden
    ISA Certified Arborist
    Municipal Specialist #NE-7031A

    Department of Public Works


    125 Locust Street
    Northampton, MA 01060

    413-587-1570 Phone
    413-587-1576 Fax

    Email the Tree Warden

    Hours


    Monday - Friday
    7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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